||English: New American Standard Bible
Proverbs 27 [Commentary] |
||Do not boast about tomorrow,
For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
||Let another praise you, and not your own mouth;
A stranger, and not your own lips.
||A stone is heavy and the sand weighty,
But the provocation of a fool is heavier than both of them.
||Wrath is fierce and anger is a flood,
But who can stand before jealousy?
||Better is open rebuke
Than love that is concealed.
||Faithful are the wounds of a friend,
But deceitful are the kisses of an enemy.
||A sated man loathes honey,
But to a famished man any bitter thing is sweet.
||Like a bird that wanders from her nest,
So is a man who wanders from his home.
||Oil and perfume make the heart glad,
So a man's counsel is sweet to his friend.
||Do not forsake your own friend or your father's friend,
And do not go to your brother's house in the day of your calamity;
Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother far away.
||Be wise, my son, and make my heart glad,
That I may reply to him who reproaches me.
||A prudent man sees evil and hides himself,
The naive proceed and pay the penalty.
||Take his garment when he becomes surety for a stranger;
And for an adulterous woman hold him in pledge.
||He who blesses his friend with a loud voice early in the morning,
It will be reckoned a curse to him.
||A constant dripping on a day of steady rain
And a contentious woman are alike;
||He who would restrain her restrains the wind,
And grasps oil with his right hand.
||Iron sharpens iron,
So one man sharpens another.
||He who tends the fig tree will eat its fruit,
And he who cares for his master will be honored.
||As in water face reflects face,
So the heart of man reflects man.
||Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied,
Nor are the eyes of man ever satisfied.
||The crucible is for silver and the furnace for gold,
And each is tested by the praise accorded him.
||Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,
Yet his foolishness will not depart from him.
||Know well the condition of your flocks,
And pay attention to your herds;
||For riches are not forever,
Nor does a crown endure to all generations.
||When the grass disappears, the new growth is seen,
And the herbs of the mountains are gathered in,
||The lambs will be for your clothing,
And the goats will bring the price of a field,
||And there will be goats' milk enough for your food,
For the food of your household,
And sustenance for your maidens.
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